Quote from Mark Rosewater »shm128iii asked: Both Unsanctioned and JumpStart have a similar "mash two different sets of cards together" mechanic going on. Was there any overlap in their development at all? Did one inspire the other?
They were designed independently as far as I know.
Quote from Mark Rosewater »gsjbuffalo asked: Does Jump Start count as an innovation product for this year? If so, are we getting officially two (3 if you count Unsanctioned) innovation products?
Commander Legends is the official “innovative product” for 2020, but Jumpstart can be thought of as an unofficial one.
Quote from Mark Rosewater »towel-guy asked: I'm confused about the basic lands of jumpstart, are there one or several in a pack? if more than one do all of them have the same art?
There are numerous basic lands but only one per pack of the new art.
Quote from Mark Rosewater »haaaaaaaaave-you-met-ted asked: Is Jumpstart the official name for the Mystery boosters?
No, different product.
Quote from Mark Rosewater »drewblive380 asked: I know you can't be super specific, but you've mentioned already phyrexian as a hypothetical, will this set be higher priced per booster, like other reprint heavy premium sets? Or will it considering the '8 - 9 lands per pack' be priced similarly to other draft boosters? Also how limited of a run is this? And will it contain an ad card?
On the stream today, they said that Jumpstart will be “a little more than draft boosters”. Remember that each booster has 20 cards, a 1/3 chance of getting more than one rare, and a basic land with brand new art.
Quote from Mark Rosewater »ursadub asked: "Each booster contains 20 cards centered on a theme. What theme each booster contains is randomized, but each themed 20 cards will be sealed inside the pack and labled." Can you clarify what that means? Can you tell the theme before opening the pack, but the theme packs in a box are randomized?
You will have a booster pack. You open it and Inside is twenty cards inside a plastic wrapped brick. You can see a front card which has a picture and tells you the name of the theme and what color(s) it is.
For example, it might show a goblin, say “Goblins”, and tell you it’s a red deck. That means it will contain red cards, mountains and maybe some generic artifacts that a red deck could play.
You then pick a second booster pack and open it. Its card might say “Phyrexian” and be black. You then can put them together to make a black/red Phyrexisn Goblin deck.
Quote from buffntuff »So what is to be done? Just kill the whole game? Or maybe we could just kill the profit motive that spurs these inventions. Re-establish the game as a co-operative enterprise whose first responsibility is to the people who play it, rather than the people who own it.
Quote from RSSR »People are having near-conniptions over something they can 100% ignore. This is starting to approach comedic levels.